SP - OAK
The Oakland Athletics placed starting pitcher Marco Estrada on the Injured List with a lumbar strain on Wednesday. Chris Bassitt was recalled from Triple-A to take Estrada's place on the active roster.
Estrada has a history of back issues and just allowed 13 earned runs over his last 7 1/3 innings pitched, so it's possible that he has been attempting to pitch through an injury. He allowed five earned runs over his first 16 1/3 innings before his recent outings.
Marco Estrada allowed seven runs on five hits, three walks, and one strikeout on Tuesday against the Astros.
Estrada was simply awful in the outing, all seven runs were earned and him only managing to strikeout one hitter made the start even more disappointing. He's got a 6.85 ERA and 1.31 WHIP through five starts so far, he's not a trustworthy fantasy option.
Marco Estrada allowed six runs on nine hits, one walk, and three strikeouts through four innings pitched on Monday.
Estrada could not get it to go against Baltimore after having two solid starts against the Red Sox and Angels. He's not a reliable fantasy starter but can be solid with the right matchups, next up is Texas.
Marco Estrada allowed two earned runs on two hits, two walks, and three strikeouts on Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Estrada's off to a solid start as he has a 2.76 ERA through three starts this season. He's a nice streaming option with the right matchups moving forward. Next up is Baltimore.
Marco Estrada allowed no runs on two hits, two walks, and three strikeouts on Friday against the Angels.
Estrada had left the game with the A's winning however, the bullpen couldn't finish the job for him. Regardless, it was a nice start for him, he'll have a big test next against Boston.